"AFTER THE SLAUGHTER OF THE ATOMIC WAR, FEW PEOPLE HAVE SURVIVED. NUCLEAR RADIATIONS ARE EVERYWHERE, ONLY IN THE UNDERGROUND YOU CAN ESCAPE. DAWNPATROL WATCHES, NEW WORLD ORDER RISES..."
Dawnpatrol was created in 2011 by V. Wolfstorm to play old school Thrash Metal with influences from bands like Kreator, Sodom, Megadeth, Sepultura, Slayer, Razor, Destruction, Motorhead, Toxic Holocaust with lyrics inspired by post apocalyptic/atomic era, wars, desasters, alien's invasion, conspirations of the governments... And movies like Mad Max, 2019 after the fall of NY, Terminator, New York 1997...
The name of the band comes from a song of Megadeth on the album "Rust in Peace".
In 2012 the first demo of Dawnpatrol is released on tape, in the old school way. It contains 4 tracks and 1 outro of Black/Thrash Metal with a nuclear sound!
During the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 some new tracks for a MCD are recorded by V.Wolfstorm. As usual session guitarist Shawcross has recorded some great guitar solos for this release.
And for the first time the MCD has been mastered and mixed by a real semi-professional studio (AMSR studio).
During this year Dawnpatrol becomes a real band wih the arrival of Cendres on drums.
Since 2015 Dawnpatrol has found a bassist called Grualok. Rehearsals have started in project to play live.
In 2016 the new album is released. It's called « the Dawn of Steel ».
It's composed of 8 tracks (with 1 intro and 1 outro) of old school Apocalyptic Black Thrash Metal !!
The music is wilder than before. Pure aggression, no compromises !
Dawnpatrol is the soundtrack for the post-nuclear era. In a ravaged land the DP horde watch and is ready to strike, there will be no surrender.
Other subjects of lyrics are conspiracy/alien theories, world war II, and all that can bring to the apocalypse, in reference of our sick society.
Raw with old-school influences (Kreator, Sodom, Bathory, Bolt Thrower, Massacra, Motorhead, Manowar, Venom...).
The artwork is made by Chris Moyen (Vader, Beherit, Necromantia, Blasphemy, Archgoat…).
It represents the emblem of Dawnpatrol. With the mighty french vulture, symbol of a post apoclyptic world, ruled by tyranny.
2 tracks from the first demo have been re-recorded (including the classic "Post Nuclear Thrash Metal").
8 pages booklet with lyrics.
In 2016 Dawnpatrol record a cover of Motörhead with the track Bomber. In tribute of Lemmy who disappeared the year before.
The band re-record the track Deathgame from "The Dawn of Steel" at this occasion. For the first time Grualok plays the bass on the recordings.
A clip video is done for this track.
Those tracks are only released in digital version.
In May 13th 2017 Dawnpatrol do his first show at "Les Runes" - Bordeaux (France).
Set list includes the cover of Motorhed "Bomber".
First September 2019 is the official release of the second album called Bonebreaker.
10 tracks more oriented Speed and old-school Thrash than before.
Album is still mixed and mastered at AMSR studio with Vilsad. The sound has a more natural and vintage side than before voluntarily.
Vocals have a more aggresive and varied approach.
Lyrics still deal with post apocalyptic themes but there are also Metal life, the cult of Bonebreaker, the mighty Gypaetus, emblem of Dawnpatrol, motorcycle, the absurdity of war, survivalism in a post apocalyptic world, theory on a falsified origin of the human race, post traumatic damages due to war, honour, war against tyranny, dicatorial society, distopia...